Monday, January 03, 2011

MEDIA ALERT: Parks Associates Invites Media to 5th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at 2011 CES

Analysts and Technology Execs – from Companies such as Best Buy, Intel, Verizon – will lead six Interactive Sessions, Networking Reception immediately following

International research firm Parks Associates invites media to attend the 5th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit and Networking Reception at CES from 9:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on January 6, 2011, in Rooms S206-207, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center.

Parks Associates research shows U.S. sales of smartphones will reach nearly 60 million in 2011 and Internet tablets will reach more than 13 million in the New Year. By 2014, annual worldwide shipments of Internet-connectable CE will reach close to 300 million units and 80% of flat-panel TVs sold in the U.S. and Western Europe will have 3D capabilities.

Analysts will begin the CONNECTIONS™ Summit with a roundtable discussion of the latest consumer research and market trends for the connected lifestyle. Sessions will feature executives from over 25 technology companies speaking on topics such as operator strategies for value-added services, connected CE, smart grid and residential energy management, and video services for multiple platforms.

President Stuart Sikes will also be participating at the CES Digital Health Summit on January 8, and Senior Analyst Brett Sappington will moderate a next-gen video session at Broadband Unlimited @CES on January 5.

What: "CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES"

When: THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011 9:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Networking Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Rooms S206-207, South Hall Second Floor, Las Vegas Convention Center

9:45-10:45 - "Analyst Roundtable: "The Connected Home is Here!"
11:00-12:00 - "Operator Strategies: Video, Services, and Support"
12:15-1:15 - "Monetizing Connected Consumer Electronics"
1:30-2:30 - "Executive Roundtable: The Smart Grid & the Home Area Network"
2:45-3:45 - "Anytime Anywhere Entertainment & Communication – Mobile Apps"
4:00-5:00 - "Video Everywhere: Key Strategies"

Press Registration: CONNECTIONS™ Summit is open to Qualified Press.

Interview: To request an interview or additional information, contact Holly Sprague at or +1.720.987.6614.

Visit Parks Associates at Booth #20554, South Hall 1.

Additional Parks Associates Speaking Engagements:

“Next-Gen Video Services: Personalization and Flexibility” at Broadband Unlimited @CES
Brett Sappington, Sr. Analyst, Parks Associates
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5 at 3:20 p.m.
LVCC North Hall, N261

“Creating the Smart, Aware Home” at the CES Digital Health Summit
Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates
SATURDAY, JANUARY 8 at 2:00 p.m.
LVCC North Hall, N253

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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